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Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

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"In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel (after Patient Zero), Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science (DMS) take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers. The dangers Joe and his Echo Team warriors confront include evil boy-girl albino twins born on Christmas, 'each child marked with a star like the Star of Bethlehem'; weaponized genetic diseases; the Cabal, whose goal is worldwide ethnic cleansing; Nazi clones; a race of slaves called New Men; a wide array of mythical beasts (unicorns, centaurs, dragons, elves, etc.); and morphogenetic monsters such as tiger/dogs and insect/humans. Joe battles these horrors with his usual ferocity, but by the end, even this superhero is reduced to despair by the toll the job exacts. While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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''In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel [The Dragon Factory], Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers.'' Publishers Weekly

Review:

''Expect this straight-ahead thriller to hook action-crazed readers and inspire them to both seek out the first Ledger book [Patient Zero] and eagerly anticipate the next installment.'' Booklist

Synopsis:

Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists.  One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele.  Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood.  Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

About the Author

Jonathan Maberry is the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ghost Road Blues, first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. He is a professional writer and writing teacher and since 1979 has sold more than 1100 articles, seventeen nonfiction books, six novels, as well as short stories, poetry, song lyrics, video scripts, and two plays.

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Amy Guskin, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by Amy Guskin)
Wow. I couldn't put this book down! I'm a science fiction fan, so it's definitely in my purview, but if you told me before I read it that I would enjoy a series of books where the lead characters were military types, I would have scoffed at you. But I more than enjoyed this series (first book: Patient Zero); I *loved* it! Great, compelling characters. Unusual situations. Intelligent plot points. Love this book! Love Jonathan Maberry!
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FNORDinc, March 11, 2010 (view all comments by FNORDinc)
A couple months back, i read Patient Zero, book one of Jonathan Maberry’s “Joe Ledger” novels. Because Patient Zero was so stinking good, The Dragon Factory arrived with a taint of wariness to it. I was fearful that book 2 of the Ledger series was going to disappoint.. i mean, how can a semi-secret military science team battle terrorists and genetically modified “zombies” in book one and still have enough spunk for a second book?

my fear was that the Ledger series blew its load after a 2 hour marathon, leaving nothing for round two.

I was dead wrong… my oh my, how could i ever think such things? Joe Ledger has some stamina to him. enough to f-with folks all night every night till the job is done.

In Dragon Factory, you will run across mass conspiracy, genetic mods, nazi fringe groups, assassinations. The plotlineis twisted enough to leave MC Escher impressed but looking over his shoulder into the shadows.

If you were to combine the best DNA aspects from Clancy’s Jack Ryan, 24’s Jack Bauer, and Evil Dead’s Ash Williams… The Chimera you would end up with is the fast moving, brilliant, fearless and witty Joe Ledger. If you were to combine the plots from all of the same DNA sourced character, you would have the Joe Ledger Novels.

Keep up the great work Mr Maberry!
I am sincerely hoping for a third installment ASAP
Di Di mau and get to it my good man!

– Dragon Factory went on sale in the US, March 2nd, go grab a copy.
– UK Readers, grab it early.. ship it from the US so that you can get the good cover as opposed to the really retarded UK version coming in July

-- FNORDinc.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312382490
Author:
Maberry, Jonathan
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Tall Rack Paperback
Series:
Joe Ledger
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.125 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel (after Patient Zero), Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science (DMS) take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers. The dangers Joe and his Echo Team warriors confront include evil boy-girl albino twins born on Christmas, 'each child marked with a star like the Star of Bethlehem'; weaponized genetic diseases; the Cabal, whose goal is worldwide ethnic cleansing; Nazi clones; a race of slaves called New Men; a wide array of mythical beasts (unicorns, centaurs, dragons, elves, etc.); and morphogenetic monsters such as tiger/dogs and insect/humans. Joe battles these horrors with his usual ferocity, but by the end, even this superhero is reduced to despair by the toll the job exacts. While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , ''In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel [The Dragon Factory], Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers.''
"Review" by , ''Expect this straight-ahead thriller to hook action-crazed readers and inspire them to both seek out the first Ledger book [Patient Zero] and eagerly anticipate the next installment.''
"Synopsis" by ,

Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists.  One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele.  Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood.  Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

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